National League
Braintree1Sutton United0

Braintree Town 1-0 Sutton United

Braintree bounced back from successive National League defeats to see off Sutton.

Michael Cheek scored the only goal of the game nine minutes before half-time with what was one of Braintree's few efforts in the first half.

Sutton, who had won just one of their previous 12 away matches in the league this season, tried to fight back in the second half but found Braintree goalkeeper Sam Beasant in inspired form.

He did well to deny Roarie Deacon immediately after the break and also prevented Dan Fitchett equalising soon after from a great opportunity.

Beasant continued to perform heroics, Craig McAllister unable to beat the 28-year-old when clean through and Adam May seeing another effort saved.

Visiting striker Matt Tubbs saw a late shot come back off the post as Braintree held on to move five points clear of the relegation zone.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Braintree

  • 22Beasant
  • 27Clohessy
  • 3Okimo
  • 8Isaac
  • 29ParrySubstituted forGoodmanat 64'minutes
  • 5Gayle
  • 7Midson
  • 20CorneSubstituted forLeeat 74'minutes
  • 26Twardek
  • 9BarnardBooked at 31minsSubstituted forFarrellat 90'minutes
  • 23Cheek

Substitutes

  • 4Lee
  • 12Maybanks
  • 15Henshall
  • 18Goodman
  • 36Farrell

Sutton United

  • 1Worner
  • 2Amankwaah
  • 4Beckwith
  • 21Deacon
  • 8Gomis
  • 5John
  • 17Spence
  • 19MonakanaSubstituted forMayat 64'minutes
  • 10Fitchett
  • 14DundasBooked at 60minsSubstituted forTubbsat 73'minutes
  • 24BiamouSubstituted forMcAllisterat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9McAllister
  • 11Coker
  • 12May
  • 28Tubbs
  • 29Shaw
Referee:
Alan Young
Attendance:
568

Live Text

Match ends, Braintree Town 1, Sutton United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Braintree Town 1, Sutton United 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Kyron Farrell replaces Lee Barnard.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Harry Lee replaces Sam Corne.

Substitution

Substitution, Sutton United. Matt Tubbs replaces Craig Dundas.

Substitution

Substitution, Sutton United. Adam May replaces Jeffrey Monakana.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Jake Goodman replaces Manny Parry.

Booking

Craig Dundas (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Sutton United. Craig McAllister replaces Maxime Biamou.

Second Half

Second Half begins Braintree Town 1, Sutton United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Braintree Town 1, Sutton United 0.

Goal!

Goal! Braintree Town 1, Sutton United 0. Michael Cheek (Braintree Town).

Booking

Lee Barnard (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City26174555262955
2Forest Green28158557332453
3Tranmere27165638221653
4Dag & Red28164847311652
5Dover28154958431549
6Barrow261210441251646
7Aldershot2813693628845
8Macclesfield26134938271143
9Gateshead28119845291642
10Chester28119844341042
11Boreham Wood2811893025541
12Eastleigh27101074134740
13Bromley28115123541-638
14Sutton United27105123035-535
15Wrexham2898112636-1035
16Solihull Moors2796123845-733
17Torquay2786133038-830
18Braintree2886143148-1730
19Southport2886143456-2230
20Maidstone United2875163153-2226
21Guiseley2867153245-1325
22Woking2766153852-1424
23North Ferriby United2873181442-2824
24York28410142546-2122
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